Outstanding Barnard alumnae are selected through a rigorous application and interview process, notes Janet Bersin Finke ’56, chair of the Fellowship Committee. Winners represent the power and promise of a Barnard education. The Fellowship for Graduate Study is generously funded by the Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund.

Jessica Mockrin ’03

earned hJesse Mockriner undergraduate degree in visual arts and art history. After graduation she moved to Honduras and co-founded the Organization for Youth Empowerment, a nonprofit arts organization. Currently an MFA candidate in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, she expects to graduate in the fall of 2010.


Katharine VandenBroek ’98Katherine Vendenbroek

is a PhD student in health policy and political science at the University of Michigan. She is studying the effects of health politics and the health-policy development process on health insurance in America. Katharine also holds a master’s from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Carolyn Olson Walsh ’05

a student at Carolyn Olson WalshHarvard Medical School, is a Doris Duke Clinical Fellow at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She is researching nutrition and childhood obesity, and upon graduation in 2010, plans to begin a residency in pediatrics.


Laura Helton ’00Laura Helton

is a PhD student in United States history at New York University. An anthropology major, Laura has a master’s in archives and history from New York University, and a master’s in library and information sciences from Rutgers University. Her research focuses on African American print culture and collecting practices in the early-twentieth century.

Shanshan Qi ’06

majoShanshan Qired in architecture and minored in economics. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Barnard Centennial Scholar. At work on a master’s in architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Shanshan plans to pursue a career in architectural practice as well as in academics.